Maggie [Margaret Muir Reid]
letter he wrote to John (the other day) for Sarah, concerning your asnwer, to Sarahs letter, expreshed a wish that he David could help him but saying it would be all he could do to get through this year & I don't think we could get any help from Dan & by what we hear from Walter he is in a "hard place" himself and as Willis Hand (as perhaps you have heard) expects to move to Neb. this month, having bought a farm close to Kearney, some time ago, he will not likely have any money he could lend at this time. John was anxious if he did loose his share in the land, that some of the family would own it so that Sarah would be all right & I do hope she will be whatever happens. John got a notice from the land co. last week that one [gz.?] section of the one cell his broken land is on, except a garden near the house. There is 140 acres of it plowed but it was bought a little later & nothing has been payed on it) that unless arrears were payed up before the 27th or 29th I don't know which that his Title to said [gz.?] would be null & void without further notice. John has written to his Bro. Charlie he is the only one in his family he though would be able to raise a little money & also to Mr Yule of Beatrice but has rec'd no answer yet, it seems to be hard times everywhere those who have money have it invested. Now I have written you al ong lamentable letter. I dont like to write you such. John is at present working by the day as it is all01387
1889 Dec 9
Original letter dimensions: 20 x 25 cm.
Reel 06, Image 0303
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